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world's best player on three occasions. he guided the netherlands to the world cup final. that happened in 1974. you can read more about his life on our website, following leads police identify a third suspect in the brussels bombings, but with one man still on the lose, new details about possible fifth attacker. and found at sea, a missing tug boat pulled from the depths of the pacific after disappearing 95 years ago. ♪
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this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. there may now be two men on the loose in connection to the brussels attacks. police are trying to hunt down a possible fifth suspect. french and belgian media are reporting that surveillance cameras caught another person walking with the man that has been identified as the suicide bomber there. it is unclear if this possible fifth suspect was killed in tuesday's bombings or is on the run. here is what we know about the other four people. police say this man appears to have died when he blew up a bomb at the brussels airport. he was a suspect in last november's paris attacks. this man also set off a suicide bomb at the airport. he had been deported from turkey last year. his brother, this man, set off
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the bomb at a metro station killing himself and 20 other people. he was also a suspect in the paris attacks. and police are still looking for this man. the explosives he had with him at the airport went off without injuring anyone. it is also not yet clear if any of those men are linked to the chief suspect in the paris attacks. police say he has stopped cooperate, but his lawyer says he won't fight extradition back to france. dominic kane has been following all of these developments live on the ground in brussels. dominic, what is the mood there with the word that there may be two attackers on the lose? >> reporter: well, there are conflicting emotions, i think here, stephanie, because on the one hand behind me many people have come to express their sorrow and heart-felt condolences, writing messages on
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flowers and on the ground, and basically showing their solidarity. but then equally there are people who are very much concerned about what the government may or may not have known about these people prior to the events that -- took place, but the major development is the suggestion that a fifth person may have been involved in these attacks. and the report of that emerged in the media earlier this morning. it suggested that a person had been seen with one of the two brothers who we know took part in these attacks, and this fifth person was carrying a sack identical to that suspect. if there are two suicide bombers on the run, then they want to apprehend them as soon as possible. the other development is on a political front. we know when the federal belgian
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cabinet met today, the interior and justice ministers offered their resignations to the prime minister, and the prime minister refused those resignations. separately there has been a moment of silence across belgium today. thousands gathered to express their solidarity, and the final development is that as we speak the e.u. interior and justice ministers are meeting at the european level here in the european capitol, brussels, to try to arrive at some sort of european level solution to fighting the terrorism threat they believe this continent now faces. >> so much happening there, including the prime suspect in the november paris attacks is now not fighting extradition to france. why isn't he? what are his attorneys saying? and is he cooperating with belgian authorities at this point? >> reporter: stephanie, there has been a degree of ambiguity
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about this whole affair with salah abdeslam. until today the suggestion was that he was cooperating to some extent, and that he was going to fight extradition back to paris where he is wanted as one of the main suspects in the bombing attacks there in november of last year. and then today, when he was supposed to appear in court, his lawyer appeared in court and sought a postponement in the hearing, and that was given for two weeks hence on april 7th there will be another appearance, but then the lawyer said no, he is cooperating, and he wants not to fight extradition anymore. he wants to go back to paris. so clearly there is a sense of ambiguity there. particularly so, because we heard from other sources that following tuesday ea east -- tuesday's events he has stopped cooperating. so there is ambiguity in this
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case. and that is mirrored by the news of the hunt of another suspect. >> and the question has to be asked by all of us, what salah abdeslam knows if the anything about the attackers from tuesday. dominic kane for us in brussels. thank you. the crow director of the liberty and national security center at nigh -- new york university. >> i think that we don't understand the belgian system sufficiently to take this position, right? if you suspect that somebody who is a known terrorist is at a location, i cannot believe that a single law enforcement agency would not go in there and arrest that guy. i'm sorry. no police agency is going to do that. >> so that's just bad law enforcement in your view? >> two things.
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first let's british between a raid and arrest. a raid is when you go in and it's much broader. you get a lot of people and you bring them together and arrest them. when you are arresting a specific person that's a different thing. so i'm not sure what the belgian authorities are talking about here. but i cannot imagine that there is any restriction on the latter. >> belgian officials estimate that at least 500 of that country's nations have been recruited to fight for isil -- the nation's citizens. secretary of state john kerry heads to brussels tomorrow. but today he is in moscow, pressing his russian counterpart. he told lavrov the current pause in fighting isn't enough. >> many people are very hopeful, sergei, our counterparts, our hopeful that these meetings here in moscow here today have an ability to be able to further
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define and chart the road ahead so that we can bring this conflict in syria to a close, as fast as possible. and in syrian today russian air strikes have helped syrian government forces re-enter the ancient city of palmyra. hoda abdel hamid has more. >> reporter: the russians have been saying that they were carrying out air strikes in and around palmyra, we also saw on russian television reporters reporting from the hills surrounding palmyra. they have been announcing for a few days that soon the syrian government forces will be able to enter palmyra. now that news broke out to us a few hours ago. however, it is very possible that when john kerry met with sergei lavrov earlier today,
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they -- the two men already knew that piece of information. probably john kerry would want -- would want to see more involvement from the russians in the sense they would like to see russia put its weight again, putting pressure on president bashar al-assad. >> hoda abdel hamid reporting from moscow. president obama is heading home today. earlier this hour he paid tributes to the families and victims of argentina's dirty war. >> it takes courage for a society to address the truths of its past. it can be divisive and frustrating, but it's essential to moving forward. >> the president's visit coincides with the 40th anniversary of a military coup in argentina backed by the u.s. military.
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thousands were killed and many more went missing. there is a scathing new assessment of what lead up to the water crisis in michigan. and john henry smith reports it blames the governor and his administration for what followed. >> it was a mixture of ignorance, incompetence, and arrogance by many decision makers. >> reporter: one of the co-chairs of the flint water task force summed up what it found was behind the water crisis in flint. >> no one asked the question, what will happen if we don't have corow shun control treatment in place. >> we started an independent group to look at this issue. to dig into it. >> reporter: in the final report, the governor is hit hard. it says the state is: that contradicts what governor snyder has said.
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>> the section -- i'm looking at the role of the government for's office that all accountability for executive branch decisions obviously rests with the governor. >> reporter: in particular it points to the appointment of managers as a key failure. >> it did occur when state-appointed emergency managers had replaced local representative decision making. >> we are suggesting to the governor and the legislature that the emergency manager law in michigan needs to be reviewed. >> reporter: the task force also places blame on the state department of environmental quality. >> it is extremely troublesome to me that an agency who's primary role once again is to protect human health in the environment came to these decisions, and they never backed off of those decisions no matter how many red flags they saw. >> reporter: fostering a culture change in that agency is among the 44 recommendations governor snyder says he will heed.
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>> we should learn from this. there's more questions that should have been asked, could have been asked. >> reporter: john henry smith al jazeera. loretta lynch just announced one of the highest profile indictments ever against people working for a foreign country. >> today we have unsealed an indictment against seven alleged hackers employed by security companies working on behalf of the iranian government. they conspired together and with others to conduct cyber attacks in the united states financial services industry. >> reporter: the charges are for attacks that happened in 2012 and 2013 and cost the banks tens of millions of dollars. one of the suspects is also charged with hacking into the control system of a dam in new york. a spring snow storm is sweeping through the upper midwest and moving into the
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east. at the airport in denver a lot of travelers were stranded. and that storm is now moving to other states. let's bring in nicole mitchell for what to expect. >> pretty widespread. anywhere from the northern midwest all the way now to new england have been seeing that snow, and on the southern end from the great lakes to the gulf coast with showers and storms. showers and storms some of that moving over areas that have been inundated in recent weeks. that is going to add to everything we already had going on. looking at the snowy side of it, we also have a delineation. there is a lot of warm air ahead of this system, cooler air behind, and a big contrast because the air ahead was so warm. we're seeing ice, sleet, and
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mixed precipitation. watch for that as well, because michigan, for example, could get enough ice that it could get into that treacherous zone where it brings down trees or power lines. this is the next 24 hours, so snow northward, southern rain eventually moves its way to the east coast, but even with all of this going on, we have winter storm warnings in effect. and contrast that, you get to the mid-atlantic, yes, actual fire concerns. it is dry, windy, and very warm. so really a contrasting system. here is how this goes over the next three days. by friday this starts to clear out later in the day, from the coastline, so we just have to get through today and tomorrow. the front lingers into parts of the southeast. florida could get some of that rain, but the risk for severe
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weather, especially parts of the southern united states. and ahead of it, still some '70s. those will change, but i guess you can at least enjoy that. >> we will. thank you. still ahead going to california, candidates look to the golden state as their best chance to stop the front runners. ♪
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bernie sanders is campaigning taud in washington state. his presidential rival, hillary clinton will be in california,
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trying to gather support there. the latest poll show she has a slight edge over sanders in the golden state. california is often ignored because its primary happens in june, and by then the races are usually decided, but as jennifer london explains, no one is ignoring california this year. >> this is the new normal. >> i will not take the low road. >> reporter: on the road to the nomination here is a date to circle, june 7th. the last primary voting day will actually matter this time around, and the state with the most to offer may surprise you. here is a hint. you guessed it, california. the country's most populous state may be rich in delegates, offering republicans 172 this year. but it has long been ignored by candidates who instead concentrate on early primary states. >> we are the big enchilada when
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it comes to delegates. >> reporter: sherry is a public policy professor. >> lo and behold, this year, it looks as though we could be critical at least to the republican nomination, and perhaps in terms of delegate totals to the democratic nomination. >> reporter: which means candidates will have to start paying attention to california. >> there is going to have to be a ground game now. a significant, real ground game on both sides, and my sense is we'll see more of the candidates than we have ever seen in a long time. >> reporter: and if you believe john kasich's ohio victory speech, he has already set his sites on the golden state. >> we're going to have the wind blow us to the rocky mountains and over the mountains to california. >> ted cruz is today to be the most organized candidate in this california. donald trump's relationship in
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the state is a little trickier. donald trump has been good for business and his star shines bright on the walk of fame. but will that translate into votes in a state as blue as the pacific ocean. even orange country is seeing the tide turn. in 2015 the g.o.p. share of voter registration fell below 40% for the first time. still this registered republican is excited. in early primary states every vote matters no matter how big or small the voting block, and this year california republicans are happy their vote will finally count. >> i think it's a good deal. i think majority of the people need to look at the primary and the g.o.p., and i think trump is a front runner, and i think everybody needs to lean towards trump, and i'm looking forward to it.
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>> california can no longer be written off with a dramatic shift like we're seeing amongst the electorate. they are not siding with the establishment like they typically have. voter behaviors are changing, and that is creating a much more competitive presidential cycle, and i think this election will set the stage for future presidential elections that if you want to be a contender you better have a strategy in california. >> reporter: the state that is home to the nation's bread basket, and hollywood, may soon become home to something else. political clout. jennifer london, al jazeera, los angeles. north carolina's governor has signed off on a bill that critics say will turn back gay rights. this new law passed overwhelming in the republican-controlled legislature. all of the democrats in the senate walked out during the vote. prosecutors in new york say they will not seek prison time
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for a police officer convicted in a deadly stairwell shooting. the rookie police officer was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing a man in a dark stairway in 2014. he faced up to 15 years behind bars, but the da is recommending home confinement and probation. the family calls the recommendation outrageous. officials are investigating allegations of profiling of this man. he is alleged to have sent dozens of emails justifying the practice. the emails allege black gang members rob white members of the town. coming up a vanished ship finally found. how the ship was rediscovered 95 years after it disappeared. and president obama hits the
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dance floor during his trip to argentina. ♪
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♪ after nearly a century-long search, relatives of a missing navy crew are getting closure. dozens of crew members vanished on a tug boat. 95 years later, their remains were discovered off of the coast of san francisco. jamie mcintyre has the story.
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>> reporter: the year was 1921. >> two years after world war i, the republicans have come back to power on the slogan, back to normalcy. >> reporter: the roaring '20s were just starting, and the fledgling air force was starting to challenge the supremacy of the navy. in march of that year, the conestoga left for assignment in american samoa, but never arrived at his first stop. >> conestoga hits the news not in a pleasant way, lost at sea. one of the largest sea and air searches in the 20th century up to the search for amelia earhart, close to 400,000 square miles, all the way out to midway atoll. >> reporter: for 95 years all
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that was known was that in a age before sophisticated weather forecasting, it sailed into a storm where winds kicked up to 40 miles an hour, and the ship vanished. then in 2009, there was a marine sanctuary map that turned up this image, which appeared to show a shipwreck. five years later, noaa investigators went back for a closer look. >> so it was in september of 2014, that we descended on a target which was immediately seen to be the wreck of some age, speaking to the fact that it is in a sanctuary, the haven for much marine life, showing that this wreck now is a place of life as much as a memorial.
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>> reporter: turns out the ship and its crew went down just 27 miles off of the california coast in 189 feet of water. lieutenant earnst jones the commanding officer left a single daughter behind, and for her daughter, jones' granddaughter, the discovery fills a big hole in her family's history. >> it is so overwhelming, and such a closure that the degree of definition to see these pictures, to see a port hole, it's so overwhelming for all of us, but it brings to closure this big mystery we had in our families. it -- it connects the past 95 years ago, and all of the stories we were told. >> she will slummer there now for the rest of her time as a fitting place to remember, to told dear. the mystery has been answered.
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you have been found. your story will be told. your service will never be forgotten. may you rest in peace. [ bell chimes ] >> jamie mcintyre, al jazeera, washington. finally, when in argentina you tango. a lesson president obama learned at the official state dinner. ♪ >> apparently the president initially put up his hand to decline the lady's offer to dance, but then he relented. you see the first lady on the right, also doing the argentina tango. thanks so much for watching. i'm stephanie sy. the news continues next live from doha. and as always you can get the latest news on our website. ♪
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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the ins hour. i'm dareen abughaida, i this is al jazeera live from doha. former bosnia serb leader is sentenced to 40 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. the hunt is on for this suspect in the brussels airport attack, and there are reports that another bomber is on the run. syrian government forces enter the ancient city of palmyra,